Stacey Chirewa

Intern at Accounting Giant

Stacey Chirewa ’23, earned a paid internship with big-four accounting firm Ernst & Young. 



Internships and activities

Students in the business studies department have many opportunities for hands-on experience. Through Bluffton's marketing classes, students research actual companies, develop and present marketing plans to business owners. Students also have the opportunity to get involved on campus with student organizations that offer experiential learning. 


Emily Griffith - Marathon

Blake Obenour - Coldren Crates Funeral Home

Bree Youse - Credit Adjustment

Lucas Keller - Heart and Soul


Roughly half of business students complete an internship by the time they graduate. Bluffton has partnered with the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) to support local businesses and provide opportunities for Bluffton students. In the past two years, students have completed internships with a variety of organizations - large, small, nonprofit, for-profit, governmental or civic, - including: 

  • ADP
  • American Red Cross
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Avon Local Schools
  • Bluffton Bread Company
  • Buckle
  • Chiles-Laman Funeral Home
  • Cincinnati Financial Companies
  • Circle K
  • Cleveland Pops Orchestra
  • Coldren-Crates Funeral Home
  • Cooper Tire
  • Crown Equipment
  • Dayton Dragons
  • E.S. Evans Company
  • Emerson
  • Great Lakes Cheese
  • Green Line Polymers/ADS
  • Hellman CPA
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Lima City Schools
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Mary Rutan Hospital
  • Menards 
  • Mennonite Home Communities 
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • NOW Marketing Group
  • Ohio Mutual Insurance
  • Ohio State Auditor
  • O-I
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Quicken Loans
  • Rea & Associates
  • Reineke Family Dealerships
  • Speedway
  • USA Football
  • Wannemacher Total Logistics
  • Wauseon Machine & Manufacturing
  • Wright Patterson AF Base
  • YMCA

Students interested in an internship should contact Jason Swartzlander, director of internships, during their junior or senior year at Bluffton for more information.


Student activities

Many opportunities exist to get to know your classmates and professors outside of the classroom, to network and put your book-learning to work. 

    Students get hands on experience in learning about investments through the management of one of the university's endowment funds. >>>more
    BUBL's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to gain broader perspectives and insights into the business field through meetings, activities, speakers, and field trips. >>>more


Bluffton business students regularly attend the annual Mennonite Economic Development Associates conference. Students attend sessions on the ways community, business and leadership merge to demonstrate how business can improve society. and network with business professionals and community leaders. 

Stacey Chirewa

Intern at Accounting Giant

Stacey Chirewa ’23, earned a paid internship with big-four accounting firm Ernst & Young.